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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Sex change patients getting younger, and are more likely to be women

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Doctor says information age has encouraged people to seek surgery at an earlier age, and women seeking to become men are in majority Sex-change patients getting younger Transsexuals in Hong Kong are now seeking gender-changing surgery at a much earlier age than two decades ago, and those coming forward are more likely to be women seeking to become men. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1120895/sex-change-patients-getting-younger-and-are-more-likely-be-women
  2. Lifestyle - Health - COSMETIC SURGERY

    Women get feet reshaped to fit high heels

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by SUNORY DUTT

    ... to a study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. But some women are taking drastic steps to indulge their fashion fetish, opting for surgical procedures to get their feet ... in skin tissue- breaks down over time and can be replenished with injections, which "fill out" the skin. Requests for filler injections into women's toe pads, balls of the feet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1075376/women-get-feet-reshaped-fit-high-heels
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cocktails and cakes that are good for women's health

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... with that repair work and makes cancer more likely- especially among younger women. The mutation also increases the risk of developing other cancers, including prostate cancer in men. Kwong said that about ... patients- those with a family histories of breast or ovarian cancer. Kwong recommends women in their 40s who have the mutation should have surgery to remove their breasts, ovaries and fallopian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1058105/cocktails-and-cakes-are-good-womens-health
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Three women critically ill after beauty treatment

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Three critical after beauty treatment Authorities have begun an investigation into a Causeway Bay beauty centre after three women who received similar kinds of treatment there fell critically ill with septic shock and were taken into intensive care. A government statement last night said the first case involved a 56-year-old woman who had an underlying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1054186/three-women-critically-ill-after-beauty-treatment
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Two Swedish women receive uteruses in first mother-to-daughter transplants

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Stockholm Women get uteruses from mothers Two Swedish women received new uteruses at the weekend in the world's first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants aimed at helping them have babies, Gothenburg University announced yesterday. Uterine transplants are new, with the first successful one performed in Turkey in 2011. "One of the women had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1040252/two-swedish-women-receive-uteruses-first-mother-daughter-transplants
  6. Magazines - Style

    Suzanne Ho: 'With my faith in God, I can be at peace', says health professional

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Slow and steady wins the race in a career dedicated to improving health care for mid-life women, writes Nora Tong Suzanne Ho Suzanne Ho Chan Sut-ying, Emeritus Professor of public health and primary care at the Chinese University (CUHK), has dedicated her career to the study of women's health and helping women achieve better physical, social and mental being. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1049580/suzanne-ho
  7. 1986 story spurred help for thousands of women

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee It all started with four kind hearts and a newspaper article. From a simple start, they went on to change the lives of thousands of young women and babies. It was over 25 years ago ... in Mid-Levels to help expectant girls make difficult decisions by providing them with the information they needed. The organisation has since helped nearly 35,000 young women, their parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000880/1986-story-spurred-help-thousands-women
  8. 40pc of young women too thin

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com The proportion of young Hong Kong woman who are underweight nearly doubled over the past 15 years, leaving more women at risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis, according to a study by a Queen Mary Hospital doctor. Dr Annie Kung Wai-chee found the percentage of 20- to 29-year-old women monitored from 2005 to 2010 who could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994194/40pc-young-women-too-thin
  9. Higher fracture risk for older women

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elderly women are more than twice as likely to suffer bone fractures than men of the same age, the latest government statistics show. About 2,400 out of every 100,000 women over 65 were ... issue of the Centre for Health Protection's Non-communicable Disease Watch. Although older women are more likely to suffer bone fractures than men, the situation is reversed among those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974597/higher-fracture-risk-older-women
  10. Women turn to herbalists for help

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com A growing number of middle-aged women are turning to acupuncture and Chinese medicine as an alternative to Western fertility treatment. Although herbalists ... always work.' Wong said she gets 20 to 30 new clients each month seeking fertility treatment at her Tsim Sha Tsui clinic. About half are women aged 35 to 40 and 30 per cent of them 40 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971876/women-turn-herbalists-help

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